Adam Ruf is a Product Designer on the Venture Team at AngelList, an organization dedicated to funding startups. After hours, he's a popular design mentor and pioneering design streamer.
Previously, Adam was designing at Twitch, Yahoo, BrightRoll, and UserTesting. He also taught courses on UX research & design and front-end web development at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. An active design community member, Adam has presented actionable talks and workshops to hundreds of designers since 2014 (Tradecraft, General Assembly, Cascade SF's UXNight, Ideate Conference).
Adam helps designers and teams develop critical skills, hardworking portfolios, and design-driven cultures. Weekly live design streams, UX design contests, portfolio reviews, workshops, and 1:1 mentoring are just a few of the ways he supports the design community.
Adam is lucky to live in the San Francisco Bay Area with his incredible wife. Together, they love laughing 🤣, playing 🏸+ boardgames, hiking, snorkeling 🐠🐡🐙, and adventuring around the world ✈️.
B.A. in Psychology
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, MN
Certificate of Intermediate Chinese Language Studies
Language & Culture University - Beijing, China
Coursework in Master's of Environmental Management
University of Queensland - Brisbane, Australia